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FOI 4533/January 2023/HR Data

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Questions and final response: For each of the calendar years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 please can you provide figures on the following:

                         Question 1 – How many formal grievances have been raised with the service by members of staff and   

                         firefighters from an ethnic minority background regarding complaints of harassment, inappropriate     

                         language, behaviour and assault? Inappropriate behaviour/language/conduct* by an employee

                         (*race discrimination or harassment)? 

                         Response  - 2021 - 1

                          Question 2 – How many claims have been submitted to employment tribunal regarding the above?

                          Response - 2022 - 1

                         Question 3 – How many of those claims have settled prior to a full remedy hearing?

                         Response - Nil

                         Question 4 - What was the settlement figure in each claim?

                         Response - Nil 

                         Question 5 - How many of those settlements involved the signing of a non-disclosure agreement?

                         Response - Nil 

                         Question 6 - How many grievance/discipline cases have been brought by the service in relation to   

                         Inappropriate behaviour/language/conduct* by an employee (*race discrimination or harassment)?

                         Response - Nil 


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